1993 Bonneau du Martray - Corton-Charlemagne 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Burghound | Rating: 89

Intensely mineral nose with fine detail, minerality and fruit with a greenish edge followed by supremely elegant, intensely stony flavors and a solid acid spine. Though this does not offer grand cru volume in the mouth, the character is classic Corton-Charlemagne. This is on the ascendancy and while 2003 should see it begin to drink well, it should hold at this level for a number of years.

Drink Dates: 2003-2013
Issue: Issue 4

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

The 1993 Corton-Charlemagne reveals appealing honeysuckle and butterscotch aromas and a medium-bodied, softly textured personality. Caramel, nut cream, and anise flavors are interrupted by a lack of breadth in the mid-palate in this otherwise flavorful, long, and delicious wine.

Drink Dates: 1998-2003
Author: Pierre Rovani
Issue: 116

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

Firm and elegant, with a solid, racy structure. Enticing smoke, spice, mineral and pear flavors turn to beautiful cream and mineral on the finish.

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: Burgdoc
Tasted On: 01/01/2010
090000: Flera noteringar. Fantastiskt vin med stor auktoritet o kraft som är helt ungdomligt, skulle lätt kunna tas för 5 år gammalt.

Average rating: 88, based on 4 reviews
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134 bottles owned by 42 collectors.

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About This Producer

With vineyards donated by Emperor Charlemagne himself on the most desirable stretch of the Corton hill, Domain Bonneau Du Martray remains the largest single holding of the Charlemagne climate. It is the one and only domaine in Burgundy to produce exclusively Grand Cru wines and one of the finest white wine producers in the Cote D'Or. The estate's ownership has only changed hands three times since 775 with the current proprietor, Jean-Charles le Bault de la Monriere, taking over for his father in 1994.

The unique feature of the 9.5-hectare contiguous block of land is the orientation of the vines. Facing west and southwest at their altitude, the growing season is longer, which lends the wines greater complexity. As well as crafting perhaps Burgundy's most majestic Corton-Charlemagne, Bonneau Du Martray also produces a small amount of Grand Cru red Corton.

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay

Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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